Title: The Blancmange
Series: Elemental Superpowers 02
Author: A.J. Llewellyn & Serena Yates
Genre: Paranormal, Mystery
Length: Novel (164pgs)
Publisher: Total E-Bound (10th October 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Finn wants justice in the Water Court’s controversial murder trial – but two jurors have already been killed and now an assassin is after him and won’t give up…
Finn Garrison is a Water Mage who lives in Bermuda and teaches swimming to water-phobes, assists in the salvage of ship wrecks and rehabilitates local wildlife in his spare time. When he gets called to be a juror in a high-profile Water Court trial and his life is endangered, he knows he needs help.
Ty Anglin is an experienced Water Marshal who doesn’t really want to become someone’s glorified bodyguard. When he meets Finn, he’s not only attracted to him, but also suddenly very protective. Two attempts on Finn’s life later, they are both sure there is more going on than meets the eye.
Will they be able to find out who is behind the assassinations? Was the sea monster on trial really framed? And are freshwater people really being discriminated against by their saltwater cousins?
(Reader advisory: Do Not drink while reading)
Review: This book is part of a series and best enjoyed reading in order. Finn is a Water Mage who lives in Bermuda teaching swimming, discovering shipwrecks and saving people’s lives. when he is called to jury duty in San Francisco for a high-profile Water case, after an attempt on his life he is assigned a Water Marshal. Ty is the Water Marshal asked to protect Finn; he finds his hands full with stopping people from killing him and investigating the source of the assassination attempts.
Oh My God, this is a fantastic paranormal; magic, sexy men and an incredible cupcake story. Finn doesn’t want to be in San Francisco. He wants to be home in Bermuda but knows that it is a futile wish. He’s had enough of the trial that is dragging on which has seen jurors injured and threatened. You really feel his despair at the situation. Ty protects Finn as best as he can while admiring the man and the two start falling for each other. The storyline is brilliant, the plot fantastic and the characters are great. We are re-introduced to characters from the previous book The Cake and we find out more about the Superpower Courts.
This story has more twists and turns than a roller coaster, more ups and downs than a yo-yo and some surprising unexpected laughter (causing me to snort tea out of my nose lol). I have to say that this is one of the best Paranormal/Magic stories that I have read this year as the magic isn’t overdone, the mystery doesn’t unravel until near the very end. You might suspect people but you WILL be wrong and the incredible sex is actually incredible love-making and the danger is quite unique and disturbing (A.J., Serena whichever one of you came up with the attempt on Finn’s life in Ty’s bedroom… then you are seriously scary).
Now I don’t want to say this but I have to… I think A.J. Llewellyn and Serena Yates have shot themselves in the foot because now they have to produce the third and fourth books in this series and there is just no way that they will be able to beat this one. It’s fantastic. Everything was done perfectly and I think it will be one of my all-time favorites. So what’cha gonna do to top this one, huh?
I am going to recommend this to everyone. there is something in this that everyone will enjoy whether it’s the danger, the mystery, the hot lovin’, the laughs, the magic, the twists or the storyline and this is definitely a duo of authors that I hope we see a lot more work from.